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Japan Open: PV Sindhu survives Minatsu Mitani scare, sets up 2nd round date with Nozomi Okuhara

Japan Open: PV Sindhu survives Minatsu Mitani scare, sets up 2nd round date with Nozomi Okuhara

Earlier in the day, Saina Nehwal set the tone for Indian women's team by beating Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-17, 21-9 in 39 minutes.

PV Sindhu to reclaim World No 2 spot after winning Korea Open Super Series title

PV Sindhu to reclaim World No 2 spot after winning Korea Open Super Series title

It is not for the first time though that Sindhu will claim this spot. She had struggled her way atop to script history as she became the second Indian woman shuttler after Saina Nehwal to break into the top 5 of the singles ranking chart.

Japan Open 2017: PV Sindhu-Nozomi Okuhara saga to continue, could meet in second round

Japan Open 2017: PV Sindhu-Nozomi Okuhara saga to continue, could meet in second round

Sindhu will start off her campaign to bag her maiden Japan title, taking on Japanese shuttler Minatsu Mitani, whom she had defeated in a three-setter battle in the Korea Open.  

All eyes on Korea Super Series champion PV Sindhu as Japan Open begins

All eyes on Korea Super Series champion PV Sindhu as Japan Open begins

Sindhu, who had dropped the second game before defeating Minatsu Mitani last week in the Korea Open, will once again take on the Japanese in the opening round this week.

Twitter erupts as PV Sindhu defeats Nozomi Okuhara to win Korea Open Super Series title

Twitter erupts as PV Sindhu defeats Nozomi Okuhara to win Korea Open Super Series title

Playing her first final in South Korea, Sindhu edged past world champion Nozomi Okuhara in a game that lasted for one hour 23 minutes. 

PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara, becomes first Indian to win Korea Open Super Series title

PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara, becomes first Indian to win Korea Open Super Series title

The win also helped Sindhu to level her head-to-head record against Okuhara, making it 4-4 in eight meetings.

PV Sindhu beats He Bingjiao, storms into Korean Super Series final

PV Sindhu beats He Bingjiao, storms into Korean Super Series final

Sindhu, who had won the silver at the World Championship last month, will face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the final on Sunday.

PV Sindhu beats Minatsu Mitani to enter Korean Open Super Series semi-final

PV Sindhu beats Minatsu Mitani to enter Korean Open Super Series semi-final

Sindhu, who had won the silver at the World Championship last month, recovered from a mid-game slump to stave off the challenge from World No. 19 Minatsu Mitani of Japan 21-19 16- 21 21-10 in a match that lasted 63 minutes.

PV Sindhu to lead Indian campaign at Korea Super Series; Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth skip

PV Sindhu to lead Indian campaign at Korea Super Series; Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth skip

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu, who bettered her two World Championship bronze medals with a maiden silver at Glasgow last month, will be the cynosure of all eyes, especially in the absence of Saina and Srikanth, who decided to skip the event and prepare for next week's Japan Open.

See pic: Saina Nehwal gives Shraddha Kapoor badminton tips for biopic

See pic: Saina Nehwal gives Shraddha Kapoor badminton tips for biopic

Shraddha Kapoor is enacting Saina in the upcoming film for which the actress is spending a lot of time with the 2010 London Olympics bronze medallist to get tips on the sport, her life among other things.

Saina Nehwal eyes Superseries Final qualification after reuniting with Pullela Gopichand

Saina Nehwal eyes Superseries Final qualification after reuniting with Pullela Gopichand

After spliting with Gopichand following a loss at the Copenhagen World Championship in 2014, Saina had said that her off-court planning was not fructifying as she was losing to top players such as China's Li Xuerui.

On Teachers' Day, PV Sindhu tweets 'I hate my teacher, Gopichand' - Here's why

On Teachers' Day, PV Sindhu tweets 'I hate my teacher, Gopichand' - Here's why

The film, an ode from Sindhu to Gopichand, will tell the story of the Hyderabadi as a young girl in search of a normal childhood and how her life was transformed by a formidable force, someone responsible for her meteoric rise to success.

Saina Nehwal, Pullela Gopichand reunite, bury the hatchet after three years

Saina Nehwal, Pullela Gopichand reunite, bury the hatchet after three years

Saina had left Gopichand's academy and started training under Vimal Kumar in Bangalore from September 2, 2014. 

Glad I changed the medal colour to silver: PV Sindhu

Glad I changed the medal colour to silver: PV Sindhu

Sindhu went down fighting 19-21 22-20 20-22 to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in a nail-biting marathon summit clash on Sunday that lasted for an hour and 50 minutes at the Emirates Arena at Glasgow.

Fought hard against Nozomi Okuhara but it was just not my day: PV Sindhu

Fought hard against Nozomi Okuhara but it was just not my day: PV Sindhu

When asked about whether she would tweak her playing style a bit in order to climb a step further and become a champion next time, the shuttler said everyone has a different style of player and she doesn't feel a need to make changes.

See pic: Carolina Marin's mom waited among fans for selfies with PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal

See pic: Carolina Marin's mom waited among fans for selfies with PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal

Marin had defeated Sindhu at the Rio Olympics. She lost to champion Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter finals of World Badminton Championship, and currently stands in the second position in the world rankings.

After epic Sindhu-Okuhara final, Parupalli Kashyap puts fitness demands in perspective

After epic Sindhu-Okuhara final, Parupalli Kashyap puts fitness demands in perspective

In an interview with Zee Media, Kashyap explained how important it is for a badminton player to have all fitness factors up to the mark to meet the physical demands of the sport.

'From knee surgery to bronze medal', Saina Nehwal shares a year in her life

'From knee surgery to bronze medal', Saina Nehwal shares a year in her life

Saina went down in the semifinals against the title winner Nozomi Okuhara, who also beat PV Sindhu in the final.

WATCH: PV Sindhu – Nozomi Okuhara's incredible 73-stroke rally in World Badminton Championships 2017 final

WATCH: PV Sindhu – Nozomi Okuhara's incredible 73-stroke rally in World Badminton Championships 2017 final

In the second set, while leading 21-20, it was Sindhu serving for the game point and her bid to take the match into third set.

BAI announces 10 lakh cash reward for PV Sindhu, 5 lakh for Saina Nehwal

BAI announces 10 lakh cash reward for PV Sindhu, 5 lakh for Saina Nehwal

India's wait for gold medal at the Badminton Worlds continued after PV Sindhu lost to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in women's single finals.